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Merredin Attractions

Merredin stands as a vibrant town with a rich tapestry of history and contemporary charm.

Once a pivotal railway and agricultural hub, Merredin has evolved into a modern community while preserving its historical roots.

Merredin welcomes visitors to explore its historical sites, enjoy the natural beauty, and experience the warm hospitality of this thriving Wheatbelt community.

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Cummins Theatre

Constructed of bricks salvaged from several old Coolgardie Hotels and with stage, fly tower, and pressed metal ceiling from the Tivoli Theatre in Coolgardie, Cummins Theatre opened in Merredin on the 11th of October 1928. Brewer James Cummins had the theatre built. He and later, his daughter Alice, operated a brewery in Merredin until the 1940’s. Their graves can be seen at the Pioneer Cemetery. The Theatre archives boast one of the best collections of Australian performers in the State. On the register of heritage places.

Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm

Merredin Railway Museum

The museum displays the 1897 locomotive that hauled the Kalgoorlie Express, along with other
historical rolling stock and the old signal box with its array of 95 switching and signal levers. You can also see many exhibits and collections from the early railway days when mail, livestock, grain, sandalwood. supplies and passengers were all transported by rail.

The museum is run by volunteers so opening hours may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tuesday –  Sunday 11am to 2pm

(Note: The museum is run by volunteers so times may change due to unforseen circumstances.)

Adult:$10, Concession/Senior:$5, Child 12yrs under: FREE, Child 13yrs – 17yrs $5, Family:$20

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Merredin Military Museum

A fine collection of memorabilia, uniforms, vehicles and equipment relating to most conflicts from World War I onwards. Some vehicles have been restored to working order. In September 2014 the museum took delivery of “huey” a former RAAF and Army Aviation Iroquois UH-1H helicopter. The only other Iroquois on public display in WA is at Perth’s Bull Creek Aviation Heritage Museum. A Catalina ‘Flying Boat’ one of the most important Allied aircraft of the Pacific War is the most recent exhibit.

Monday – Sunday 10am to 3pm

Note: The museum is run by volunteers so times may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Adult:$10, Concession/Senior:$7, Family 2A&2C U6:$20, Child: Free

Pioneer Park

Nestled between the Military and Railway Museums on the Great Eastern Highway
in Merredin, Pioneer Park contains the historic Railway Water Tower, it is 50 foot high and was built in 1893. The water from railway dam at Merredin Peak was pumped to the water tower where it was used for steam locomotives until the 1960’s. The Water Tower is on the Heritage Council of WA Register of Heritage Places.

A recent upgrade makes the park a pleasant place to have a picnic and reflect on the pioneering  history through the large bronze sculpture or a Clydesdale horse, farmer and his dog commemorating the early farming ways. Carpark is vehicle access only , no caravans or RVs.

Silo Art

FORM’s Public Silo Trail has renewed grain silos in towns across regional Western Australia with massive artworks of world class murals by local and international artists. In 2017 urban artist Kyle Hughes Odgers transformed four of the eight concrete silo cells at CBH Merredin. Through his characteristic geometric yet playful style, Kyle depicts the importance of the agricultural industry to Merredin and the Wheatbelt region with colours taken directly from the Wheatbelt’s natural environment.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and contemporary charm of Merredin